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Last Updated: Friday, 7 September 2007, 20:41 GMT 21:41 UK
Montenegro U21 0-3 England U21
Gabriel Agbonlahor
Agbonlahor scored England's second goal against Montenegro
England Under-21 got their Euro 2009 qualifying campaign off to a winning start against Montenegro in Podgorica.

England took the lead when Steven Taylor and Gabriel Agbonlahor combined from James Milner's corner to set up Nedum Onuoha to nod home.

Theo Walcott set up Agbonlahor to make it 2-0 with a confident finish.

Joe Hart saved from Marko Cetkovic and Simon Vukcevic as Montenegro Under-21 pushed forward but Andrew Surman sealed England's win with a late third goal.

Milner, who was making his 30th appearance, surpassed Scott Carson to set a new record for England Under-21 caps

It was a satisfactory night for England boss Stuart Pearce in his first competitive game since taking the job on a permanent basis.

England's next match on the road to Sweden 2009 is in Bulgaria on Tuesday.

England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce: "It was a difficult place to come to. It was a passionate crowd who care about their football.

"The more my players play together in different conditions, the better they will get.

"We've done half a job, we go to Bulgaria for Tuesday's match and that is all we are focused on."

Montenegro U21: Janjusevic, Bozovic (Milic 46), Kaludjerovic, Rajovic, Igumanovic (Tiodorovic 46), Zverotic, Fatic, Cetkovic (Djurisic 78), Jovetic, Vukcevic, Stjepanovic.
Subs Not Used: Radanovic, Vujadinovic, Adrovic, Vujovic.

Booked: Jovetic.

England U21: Hart, Cranie, Steven Taylor, Onuoha, Andrew Taylor, Gardner, Noble, Milner, Derbyshire (Blackstock 90), Agbonlahor, Walcott (Muamba 63).
Subs Not Used: Alnwick, Wheater, Johnson, Surman, Moore.

Booked: Noble, Hart.

Goals: Onuoha 6, Agbonlahor 10, Surman 90.

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